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Watch live: A tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant

In this June 14, 2009, photo, Los Angles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant celebrates with his daughter Gianna, following the Lakers 99-86 defeat of the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Amway Arena in Orlando. Photo: Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP. In this June 14, 2009, photo, Los Angles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant celebrates with his daughter Gianna, following the Lakers 99-86 defeat of the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Amway Arena in Orlando.

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Created: February 24, 2020 11:28 AM

LOS ANGELES (WHEC/AP) — Thousands of mourners are expected to gather at the Staples Center on Monday to say farewell to Kobe and Gianna Bryant. 

The basketball superstar and his 13-year-old daughter will be honored Monday in a public memorial at the arena where Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celebration of Life will feature music and retrospectives on Bryant's career, along with speakers reflecting on his impact on his sport and the world. 

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Kobe and Gianna Bryant died along with seven others on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash.

Watch NBC News' coverage of the memorial starting at 1 p.m. in the video player below. MOBILE APP USERS: Click here to watch the memorial. 


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